Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Resolve To Do Whatever It Takes

Just suddenly, from a depth, welled up in my heart a resolve, to do whatever it will take not to abandon any of the three major strands of my childhood, begun in 1943 with conscious intention: making music, writing, and learning by heart texts to recite. To get on with this resolve, I am posting a page from my typescript for a chapter on "Anais Nin As A Bodhisattva published in the 1970s. I remember dipping my pen nib into the black ink in a receptacle sunk into the body of my desk at grammar school, the pleasure of it, the sheer mystery of putting words down onto the paper with this crude instrument in hand.